Cybersecurity Essentials for Philanthropy

An Education Series Offering Pragmatic Insight from IT Leaders in Philanthropy

Executives in philanthropy are increasingly concerned about cybersecurity. In spite of our best attempts as a sector to develop robust security practices, 21% of respondents to TAG’s 2018 State of Philanthropy Tech survey reported experiencing a security breach in the past two years. No wonder there’s growing concern. Through the Cybersecurity Essentials for Philanthropy series, TAG aims to reduce your organization’s risk. The practices and suggestions shared here are those of your peers at philanthropic organizations throughout North America. Their on-the-ground knowledge forms the basis for an invaluable set of best practices. 

10/15/19: NEW! Download our latest publication: Funder Briefing: Supporting Cybersecurity With Your Grantees (PDF)

 

What You Can Do Today to Improve Security

Presentation: Security Essentials for Grants Management
March 13, 2019 | Session at PEAK2019
Presenter:

  • Jim Rutt, Dana Foundation

Webinar: Why Multifactor Authentication (MFA) Matters
April 11, 2019 | View the webinar (TAG Members only)
Presenters:

  • John Mohr, MacArthur Foundation
  • Ann Puckett, Grand Rapids Community Foundation
  • Jonathan Mergy, Tides

Webinar: Security Awareness Training & Policies at Mid-Size Organizations
June 21, 2019 | View the webinar (TAG Members only)
Presenters:

  • Christopher Jean-Pierre, Wellspring Philanthropic Fund
  • Charles Boname, Vancouver Foundation
  • Laura Goff, Marin Community Foundation

 

Case Study: How Our Organizations Provide Security Awareness Training
Publish Date: June 26, 2019 | Download PDF
Written by:

Oleg Bell, Open Society Foundations
Calvin Lewis, Cleveland Foundation

 

 


360° Degree Security Strategy

Checklist: Conducting a Risk Assessment
Publish Date: July 24, 2019 | Download PDF
Written by:

Dan Callahan, CGNET
Tim Haight, CGNET

 

 


White Paper: Building a 360° Security Posture

Publish Date: July 24, 2019 | Download PDF
Written by: 

John Mohr, MacArthur Foundation
Dan Callahan, CGNET

 

 

Webinar: How to Conduct Penetration Testing
August 15, 2019 | View the webinar (TAG Members only)
Presenters:

  • Oleg Bell, Open Society Foundations
  • Calvin Lewis, Cleveland Foundation

 

Handbook for Security Policies, Tools, Practices, and Training 
September 2019 | Download PDF
Written by:

Charles Boname, Vancouver Foundation
Dan Callahan, CGNET

 

 

Webinar: Cybersecurity Essentials for Philanthropy: Beyond Jargon
September 18, 2019 | View the webinar (TAG Members only)
Presenters:

  • Jim Rutt, Dana Foundation
  • Darlene Ott, Winnipeg Foundation
  • Calvin Lewis, Cleveland Foundation

 

Investing Responsibly in Security

NEW! Funder Briefing: Supporting Cybersecurity With Your Grantees
October 2019 | Download PDF
Written by: 

Amy Sample Ward, NTEN
Chantal Forster, Technology Affinity Group
Karen Graham, TechImpact

 

 

 

Right-Fitting Security for Your Organization

Presentation at TAG2019: Security for Community Foundations
November 19–21 in Miami
Presenters: 

  • Charles Boname, Vancouver Foundation
  • Calvin Lewis, Cleveland Foundation

Presentation at TAG2019: Security for Mid-Sized Organizations
November 19–21 in Miami
Presenter: 

  • Oleg Bell, Open Society Foundations

 

Funding For This Series

This series is funded in part through an award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation President’s Grant Fund at the Princeton Area Community Foundation.

 

The Technology Affinity Group (TAG) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization that promotes the power of technology to advance the goals of the philanthropic sector.